I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas πŸ™‚

My family is pretty creative, so there’s no surprise that there were quite a few handmade gifts found under the Christmas tree this year!

This year I made these gifts:

Shopping bag sets

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This lovely tropical set is for MIL. I made three shopping bag sets. Each had three bags, two produce bags and a little pouch to keep them all in. I added a loop with a key ring to the pouches that has a trolley tag on it so you don’t have to worry about having a coin!

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Some character bags for one of my SILs

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Pokemon bags for one of the BILs

Hand dyed/hand spun yarn sets

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Orange/red set of hand dyed and hand spun yarns made for my sister. Complete with gold knitting needles!

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A blue set of hand dyed/ hand spun yarns for my Mum. One is superfine merino which I dyed, the other is silk which I got from a store on the way to the coast.

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a purple/pink set for my other sister. Both superfine merino, dyed by me.

Optimus prime (which turned out OK, but was a complete fail to what I was trying to achieve)

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In this photo, optimus prime is not finished, I failed to get a photo before I gifted him. He looks good, great infact, but I am really disappointed I didn’t achieve what I set out to achieve with him. I know my brother will like him anyways

And received these hand made gifts:

Hand knitted beanies for me and Guy! Thanks to my lovely sister Jodie!

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a purple beanie for me, and a grey beanie for Guy!

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Now Guy looks like a hipster hehe. And he’s wearing the t shirt I gave him for Christmas πŸ™‚

Hand made KNIFE!! One for me, one for Guy! From my super duper talented brother Matthew!

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My brother made me and Guy, and everyone in my family, a knife for Christmas! I am completely awestruck by his skills!

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Mine is a little utility knife that I will use for crafting! The wood is something my Dad found.

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Guy will use his in the kitchen!

And a little bit of crochet from my Nanna πŸ™‚ We recently celebrated her 95th birthday! She loves to keep her hands busy!

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My Nanna crocheted along the edge of a tea towel for me πŸ™‚ I love the tea towel she chose as well, it has lots of little stitches all over it.

And if the amazing knives from my brother weren’t enough, him and my beautiful SIL made me a bag too πŸ˜€

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a lovely bag made by my brother and SIL πŸ˜€

I wanted to play around with a little bit of animation for some of the things I make, so I put together this gif πŸ™‚

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And after everyone left in the afternoon, I hung out on the studio deck, blending some wool. I have something super special and sparkly in store for these!

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A little bit of Christmas blending!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

<3 Cate